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Homemade sweet and spicy pork jerky recipe.
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Sweet and Spicy Pork Jery

My homemade pork jerky is marinated in a sweet and spicy sauce and dried in a dehydrator until chewy and delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Marinate8 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 8
Calories: 115kcal



  • 1 pound pork tenderloin


  • cup Worcestershire sauce
  • cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Chili paste
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns (leave whole)
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 lime juiced


  • Cut the tenderloin in half lengthwise twice so it is in long, quartered, strips. Set these strips on a baking sheet and place in your freezer for two hours to firm up.
  • Slice your meat into ⅛" thick strips, or as thinnlyas possible.
  • Mix together all of the marinade ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until all of the brown sugar has been dissolved. Then remove from the heat and cool completely.
  • Once cooled, pour the marinade into a large sealable bag with the sliced pork. Let marinate overnight, or at least a minimum of two hours.
  • Remove pork from the marinade and pat dry. Lay strips of pork evenly on dehydrator trays and set the dehydrator to 160 degrees.
  • Dehydrate for four hours, or until the pork jerky dries out.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.


The jerky marinade can accommodate up to 1 ½ pounds of sliced meat.
Partially freezing the meat is important to be able to slice it thinly.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 685mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg